I study sea ice because it impacts us all.
People near the poles have lived around sea ice for thousands of years, and it’s a key feature in their identity and culture. For those in large cities, further away from the ice, it’s a source of temperature regulation impacting food, energy, weather, and more. Me? I study sea ice as it impacts global trade, policy, and engineering.
My name is Kelsey “Doc Freeze” Frazier, and I am a mechanical engineer with a passion for Arctic-focused operational research. This means that I use engineering and data-driven processes to interpret and implement solutions for customers in defense, academia, and the private sector. Practically, this means that I might help develop new navigation software for Arctic transits, or I may work with a team on predicting how climate change impacts critical energy infrastructure. Either way, the goal is to increase safety, reduce risk, and use science to get us there.